ANGOLA SIGHTSEEING / FISHING TRIP
THE PROVINCE OF KUANDO KUBANGO
THE PROVINCE OF HUAMBO
THE PROVINCE OF BENGUELALobito was founded in 1843 by the Portuguese. The longest railway line in Angola, which crosses the country to its borders with Zambia and DR Congo, departs from its second city, Lobito, which has a deep water port.
The completion of the railroad from Benguela in 1929 made Lobito and important commercial centre and Angola's chief port, but it declined in the 1970's due to damage of port facilities during the War of Independence from Portugal. The need for a harbour and the wonderful conditions gave form to Lobito.
THE PROVINCE OF NAMIBE
THE PROVINCE OF CUNENE
Ondjiva is the capital city of this province situated in the south of Angola, which has a dry tropical climate and the main economic activities, is agriculture and cattle rearing. It has a population of 487 687 of Koisan origin, most of the people living in rural communities divided into four tribes: Koisan - A Peaceful people, the Koisan are nomads who feed on game and wild fruits. They live in huts made from bark of trees. Ovambos - This tribe is divided into three ethnic groups: Kwanyamas, Cuamatos and Evales. They live in communities on farms, rearing cattle and growing the crops they eat. Hereros - The Hereros are excellent cattle breeders. The mainstay of their diet is beef and milk. They live in caravans and they are also nomads.
Everybody assembles at Rundu from were we will depart for Angola (Katwitwi) the next day.
Cross Border into Angola travelling towards Menongue. This drive is only negotiable by 4x4 vehicles and takes at least two days.
Continue the jouney towards Haumbo.
From Huambo we turn west towards the coast and the province of Benguela. We will set up base-camp overnight at Baia Azul. For the nect three nights exploring the area up and down the coast from here.
We turn south via the notorius Dombe Grande and Lucira to Namibe. Due to bad road conditions it will take a couple of days before reaching Namibe. Depending on progress we will pitch camp on some of the abandoned beaches enjoying the beauty and tranquility that surrounds us, and catching fish. (Pippas, Foarado, Cara Jamba, Rapheals)
We start the return trip. We are driving via the spectacular Leba Pass with its awesome hairpin bends and waterfalls. The road ascend from the coastal plain to an altitude of over 6 000 feet in just a few kilometres.
Towards the border. The journey leads us south to the Ruacana border post. We will drive through the Cunene Province that was founded on 10 July 1970. Forests, savannah and steppes characterize the geographical make-up of the province/
After crossing the Cunene you will be back in Namibia and it is time for sad farewells.
You will be responsible for own arrangement from here on.
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